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Verb: sanctify  'sangk-ti,fI
  1. Render holy by means of religious rites
    - consecrate, bless, hallow
  2. Make pure or free from sin or guilt
    "he left the monastery sanctified";
    - purify, purge

Derived forms: sanctified, sanctifying, sanctifies

Type of: alter, change, declare, modify, pronounce

Encyclopedia: Sanctify